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Forests and wildlife[edit]

I am currently revising for an exam and as I do it have been updating some wikipedia pages and putting expand from German articles, I note there are a lot of forestry articles that could be so expanded and also some wildlife / ecology / geology ones. Also much was done maybe 5 or 6 years ago and science has moved on (the Plant list from 2013 and IUGS time map from 2013) but of course the old sources are not so updated. I mention this as you have an interest in German articles connected to these topics and maybe you will look to update, might be useful to know! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:31, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Thank you, although I am a translator not a plant scientist, so perhaps not best placed to keep those articles up to date. --Bermicourt (talk) 19:34, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Dear Bermicourt, thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia, especially your recent creation of Limes Britannicus. Keep up the good work! You are making a difference here! With regards, AnupamTalk 21:19, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

Re:Thank you![edit]

Dear User:Bermicourt, I look forward to seeing the expansion of that article. In addition, I work on several theology-related articles as well and am excited about the prospect of you joining that WikiProject in the future! All the best, AnupamTalk 04:52, 20 June 2016 (UTC)


The English Wiktionary defines Ortsteil as a district of a town. If that is incorrect, could you correct it?

Where would an Ortsteil rank in terms of the hierarchy shown shown in the graphic.

Administrative divisions of Germany

It appears that many other Wikipedia articles make the mistake of interpreting Ortsteil to mean division of a town, specifically articles about German places classed as villages. Is the redirect at Stadtteil also incorrect? ZFT (talk) 21:47, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing this up, ZFT. I think English Wiktionary has a common misunderstanding caused by the fact that the Germans use Stadt to mean both "town" as well as "borough". So, typically, Stadtteil is a town quarter and Ortsteil is a village parish outside of the urban area of a town but within its administrative area. That said, Ortsteil can be used in other ways. I plan to research the admin divisions of the German-speaking countries in more detail, but it may be time to create an article on Ortsteil, rather than redirecting it to either "village", "parish" or "quarter", none of which is entirely satisfactory. But it may have to wait until I can free up the time. HTH. Bermicourt (talk) 15:11, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

List of hills of Somerset[edit]

I've been watching your great work on List of hills of Somerset & noticed you haven't included anything on the Mendip Hills - Black Down, Somerset has an elevation of 325 m & prominence of c. 241m so presumably should be included as a Marilyn. I would do it myself but I'm very unsure of the classification system being used.— Rod talk 19:28, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Also would things like Brean Down count & what about the Isle of Wedmore, Glastonbury Tor and Brent Knoll which stick out of the Somerset Levels count?— Rod talk 19:38, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
I'm working down the table and have just added Beacon Batch / Black Down, Somerset. I'm basing it on the Database of British and Irish Hills and the criteria are in the section above the table. I would expect to include Brean Down, Brent Knoll and Glastonbury Tor, but the Isle of Wedmore isn't in the database - maybe not prominent enough? HTH. --Bermicourt (talk) 19:56, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks - looking again at the (complex) criteria Burrow Mump might count as a tump as well?— Rod talk 20:05, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
Burrow Mump only has a drop of 29m, so just misses out on being a tump, but its historic status would qualify it for inclusion IMHO. I'll continue to add more over the coming days. Lets hope editors then start creating the redlinked hill articles! --Bermicourt (talk) 18:14, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
To try to get the articles generated would it be worth adding them to the The West Country Challenge (perhaps in the Missing article hotlist) which starts soon? Do you have similar lists for the other relevant counties?— Rod talk 18:52, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
I've added Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset & Wiltshire. Would you have the lists for Devon & Gloucestershire done by the end of July?— Rod talk 18:56, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
Ha! Possibly. Then we could be cheeky and create an English county navbox for hill lists. Would be quite red to begin with though! --Bermicourt (talk) 20:18, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
PS You've missed Hampshire - that's the only other one I think. All my other lists are for German states! --Bermicourt (talk) 20:23, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
For the definitions used for the challenge (based on government regions) Hants is not in the South West.— Rod talk 20:25, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
Roger, that makes sense. --Bermicourt (talk) 20:56, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

Well done for your continued work on this but I'm confused. Niver Hill[3] & Niver Hill (county top)[3] have different fgrid refs & the county top one claims "Highest point in the current county of Somerset and the unitary authority of Bath and NE Somerset." It can't be the highest in Somerset (although possibly BANES). Glastonbury Tor is described as having "No feature" - its got a ruined church tower on top. Burrow Mump is described as "No summit feature; ground in remains of a church." - the ruined church is on top. I'm not sure what is going wrong or where you are getting these from but, having walked up most of these I know something ain't right.— Rod talk 15:09, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

Also would you be happy for me to link Priddy Nine Barrows and Ashen Hill Barrow Cemeteries where it says "Priddy Nine Barrows" in the description of North Hill?— Rod talk 15:09, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
Yes, sure. Funny, I tried to link Priddy Nine Barrows and got a red link so I took it out. I didn't pick up that the actual article name was much longer. --Bermicourt (talk) 16:53, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

River categories[edit]

I'm startubg a new discussion at WP:CFD about the naming of river categories. Since you have participated in t least one of the recent discussions in the matterm you nay want to express your opinion at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2016 July 11#Rivers. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 02:37, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Günter Fraschka[edit]

Hi, thank you for your contribution to the KC holder discussion. Since you mentioned that you may be able to translate articles from German, I'm wondering if I may interest you in translating the article on Günter Fraschka (de).

Similar to Franz Kurowski, this author is both problematic and is being used as a source on en Wiki. This may be a great addition to the English language site. Please let me know your thoughts. K.e.coffman (talk) 01:10, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi, I'm a bit snowed under translating Franconia at the moment, which is a massive article. Perhaps down the line... Bermicourt (talk) 06:52, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

The West Country Challenge[edit]

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Wendebach Stausee - Date consistency[edit]

I'm curious why you changed the date format. The text has no other specific date as far as I can see. I thought the general policy on Wikipedia was to leave things that vary from country to country such as date formats and spellings the way the first entry is. Kdammers (talk) 20:09, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:WikiProject England/The West Country Challenge[edit]

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Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge[edit]

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Category sorting[edit]

I'm not so sure we can win the struggle at Wikipedia talk:Categorization for the old number sorting system, people seem to oppose clever category sorting. If we remove the numbers, we have to think of something else for the "other waterbodies" as well, because they will be mixed up with rivers starting with "C", "L" etc. Maybe create a separate subcategory for them, like "Other waterbodies in the Rhine basin"? Markussep Talk 12:38, 26 September 2016 (UTC)


I just created Template:ULBDD and thought you might be interested. It was already being used in eight articles. Feel free to apply categories and edit the documentation. – Jonesey95 (talk) 04:58, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Cool, many thanks. --Bermicourt (talk) 16:42, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

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DRB Class 52[edit]

Re your edit, if we're going to refer to a class we should say what class it was. Probably meant is the Prussian P 8, but I don't know this for a fact. Do you? Sca (talk) 15:28, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

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Category:Tributaries of the River Trent[edit]

Hi. The article River Derwent, Derbyshire just popped up on my watchlist, and in looking at I noticed that back in April you had removed it from the Category:Tributaries of the River Trent. At first I assumed that was some kind of mistake, as the article is so clearly a candidate for the category, and most larger rivers do appear to have such a category. So I reinstated its membership. But then I noticed that you had redirected Category:Tributaries of the River Trent to Category:Trent catchment. Not sure I much agree with this, as (a) the latter is a much bigger subject than the former, and (b) the latter now has a really bizarre indexing strategy based on a numeric representation of position that seems to stretch the whole idea of categories to and beyond breaking point (and would IMHO be much better represented in a list).

There was no explanatory comment on either change, I can see no indication that this was part of a bigger program to restructure river categories, and hence I can see no sign of any debate on this change. So I have also reverted your redirect (I've made no changes to Category:Trent catchment). Of course this now leaves us with a Category:Tributaries of the River Trent that has only one member when it should have lots. Before I start fixing this, and possibly doing more harm than good, I thought I had better try and find out what your motivation was for this change, and whether any consensus had been had. -- chris_j_wood (talk) 10:57, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Europe/The 10,000 Challenge[edit]

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